Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Manager
UK
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 763 748
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 99 146 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 89 58
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +14.44% -3.42%
10th Percentile £460 £373 £372
90th Percentile £725 £628 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £425
% change year-on-year +2.44% +20.59% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 86,045 96,329 86,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.85% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,710 63,299 55,918
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 3,021 2,924
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 93 £550 +4.76% 35
London +44 59 £575 +15.00% 12
UK excluding London -23 40 £525 +2.44% 26
South East +7 16 £550 - 2
South West -18 7 £484 -15.87% 1
Scotland +28 5 £630 +48.24%
Midlands +5 4 £440 +3.53% 8
West Midlands +2 4 £440 +3.53% 8
East of England +1 4 £525 -19.23% 2
North of England +5 3 £500 +17.65% 10
Yorkshire +10 2 £488 +2.63% 5
North West +14 1 £610 +36.31% 4
Wales +4 1 - - 3

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, Information Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 99 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (40.40%) Cybersecurity
3 35 (35.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (35.35%) Finance
4 29 (29.29%) Management Information System
5 26 (26.26%) CISSP
6 23 (23.23%) Risk Management
7 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (17.17%) CISM
9 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.14%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (14.14%) Security Architecture
11 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (13.13%) Security Management
11 13 (13.13%) Project Management
12 12 (12.12%) Security Operations
13 11 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
13 11 (11.11%) Information Security Management
13 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.10%) ISMS
14 10 (10.10%) Data Security
14 10 (10.10%) SIEM
15 9 (9.09%) Firewall
15 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
15 9 (9.09%) Network Security
15 9 (9.09%) Banking
15 9 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
16 8 (8.08%) Information Security Governance
16 8 (8.08%) Remediation Plan

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) Firewall
1 9 (9.09%) Network Security
2 4 (4.04%) LAN
2 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 2 (2.02%) VLAN
4 1 (1.01%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) SAN
4 1 (1.01%) VPN
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Law
4 3 (3.03%) Legal
4 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.03%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Advertising
5 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.05%) Cyberattack
3 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.02%) Fintech
4 2 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) PMI
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Solaris
2 2 (2.02%) Unix
2 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (100.00%) Information Security
2 40 (40.40%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (23.23%) Risk Management
4 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (14.14%) Security Architecture
5 14 (14.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 13 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.13%) Project Management
6 13 (13.13%) Security Management
7 12 (12.12%) Security Operations
8 11 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (11.11%) Information Security Management
9 10 (10.10%) Data Security
9 10 (10.10%) ISMS
9 10 (10.10%) SIEM
10 9 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
11 8 (8.08%) Information Security Governance
11 8 (8.08%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) Java
2 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) CISSP
2 17 (17.17%) CISM
3 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.07%) CISA
6 6 (6.06%) SANS
7 5 (5.05%) CRISC
7 5 (5.05%) Degree
8 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.04%) PMP
9 2 (2.02%) CISMP
9 2 (2.02%) ISACA
10 1 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) CEH
10 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.01%) GIAC
10 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (35.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (8.08%) GDPR
3 7 (7.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (6.06%) PCI DSS
5 5 (5.05%) COBIT
5 5 (5.05%) PMO
6 4 (4.04%) NIST 800
6 4 (4.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (2.02%) Basel II
7 2 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (2.02%) HIPAA
7 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.01%) COSO
8 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Nessus
1 2 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.01%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
2 4 (4.04%) Splunk
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle
4 2 (2.02%) Qualys
4 2 (2.02%) Symantec
5 1 (1.01%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.01%) F5
5 1 (1.01%) FireEye
5 1 (1.01%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.01%) Google
5 1 (1.01%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.01%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.01%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.01%) Varonis